Whether you call it multitasking, recharging or just good ol’ fashioned procrastinating, we’ve all been guilty of taking a minute here and there during the work day to refresh our Facebook feed, check the latest World Cup scores or run out to grab a cupcake. But which of these distractions cut into U.S. workers’ daily productivity the most?
In a new CareerBuilder survey, employers reveal the top 10 productivity killers at work. Read the full press release here.
More than 1 in 4 (24 percent) workers aren’t afraid to spend at least an hour of the work day jumping on personal calls or sending personal emails or texts. Meanwhile, more than 1 in 5 (21 percent) admit that they spend about an hour or more online engaging in non-work-related activities.
Here’s a breakdown of the top 10 productivity killers at work, according to employers. TWEET THIS
- Cell phone/texting — 50 percent.
- Gossip — 42 percent.
- The Internet — 39 percent.
- Social media — 38 percent.
- Snack breaks or smoke breaks — 27 percent.
- Noisy co-workers — 24 percent.
- Meetings — 23 percent.
- Email — 23 percent.
- Co-workers dropping by — 23 percent.
- Co-workers putting calls on speaker phone — 10 percent.